De Vere Tortworth Court, a Grade II listed Mansion House Hotel is offering guests a rare opportunity to hear from the experts and delve into the history of the historic Mansion House and arboretum.
Recorded in the Domesday Book, the now De Vere Tortworth Court, was the ancestral seat of the Ducie family for over 350 years. It was once used by the British Navy before becoming home to American serviceman in 1942 and is now a luxury country estate hotel.
Visitors to Tortworth Court are being offered the opportunity to uncover the property’s colourful history via a series of exclusive expert talks not usually available to the public.
The talks will take place on each of the during Heritage Open Days, from 2.30pm until 3.30pm. Guests will also be able to explore one of Britain’s finest arboretums, located at De Vere Tortworth Court. The Arboretum is home to more than 300 plant and tree specimens, set within the estate’s 30 acres of Gloucestershire parkland.
“De Vere Tortworth Court has a fascinating history spanning over 1200 years. Guests can discover plenty of interesting stories; from how the 3rd Earl of Ducie – a keen horticulturist – created what remains one greatest arboretum’s in the British Isles in 1853, to when the Orangery was built in 1899 by architect, Ewan Christian, who designed the National Portrait Gallery in London,” said Raphael Herzog, General Manager at De Vere Tortworth Court. “De Vere Tortworth Court is an estate with many tales to tell and we are excited to provide our guests with an exclusive behind the scenes look.”
During their visit, guests can opt to indulge in afternoon tea, feasting on classic British sandwiches, scones and cakes. And while they’re exercising their palates, learn about the history of De Vere Tortworth Court and the arboretum from the history experts.
Dates for the Heritage Open Days
The Heritage Open Days talks take place between 2pm and 4pm from Monday to Saturday and 2.30pm to 4pm on Sundays. The talks are priced from £21.95 per person.
De Vere Tortworth Court – Where and how?
De Vere Tortworth Court is close to Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford and easily accessible from the M5 and M4.
For more information click here for the hotel’s website.